No, that was before my time. People really are a bunch of sniveling crybabies comparatively. Racism barely exists anymore and it's dying off with the elderly.
Point is that “back in the day” people did have worse issues with being offended fountain being one example
Thanks for the clarification.
Yeah, they did but the people who lived in that time are all at least 70 years old. I understand your point. The truth is, there is almost nothing we can say without offending someone. Our skin is too thin. So, when people talk about "snowflakes" I have a hard time disagreeing.
It doesn’t always die with the elderly
Some of these old timers pass it on to their kids and so on and so forth
There are few places that have segregated proms.
Sure, there are exceptions. The human race will never be perfect. There's always some jackass out there to ruin things.
Exactly, and because of them humankind has to keep making an effort to be just
Because these bad apples will be there
Everyone has something they're offended by. People who call others out for being "snowflakes" or "too easily offended" surely have something that gets their own panties in a twist. Say one thing against a political leader they like and they take it as a personal insult. Say one thing negative about the religion they follow and all hell breaks loose (figuratively speaking). There's always something.
The percieved offenses havent even changed that much.
Seems like some are offended by this post. Hypocrisy much?
And it’s our generation that is butthurt? Doesn’t look like it
If you freely let everyone use a public fountain then you won’t be offended because the post doesn’t apply to you, amirite?
Also there are still KKK members and neo-Nazis so it’s false to say it stopped 65 years ago
And I didn’t associate you with them. I specifically said those who got offended by fountain use by different races.
I bet most people complaining about the whining youth base their opinions on stuff they read on the internet or saw on a news channel and not actual encounters with young people.
I have found that most people that complain about people being snowflakes, will enter drama-queen mode the moment you do or say something they don't like. The hypocrisy is so clear that is just baffling.
People are too thin skinned....so every little thing bothers them. And heaven help us all if we disagree with someone, their world is shattered and then the attacks begin. lol
Excuse me. I have never been offended or gone into outrage when another race drank at the same fountain as me. I'm in my 40s, that bs ended over 20 years before I was born, and I don't even live in that country. I haven't drank from a water fountain since I was in school, but back then, I never gave any thought to the color of the person who used it last. And yes, a considerable number of my fellow students weren't white.
You know, you don't like it when people associate you with the things your religion is doing right now, but you'll happily associate me with shit that my race stopped doing 65 years ago, when you know I can't change my race and religion is a matter of choice.
People have always been offended by things, that will never change. What has changed is the response to being offended. People of my generation were definitely raised with the "suck it up buttercup" mentality. You're offended by a YouTube channel's content? Okay, DON'T WATCH IT. You don't like someone's opinions? Don't attend their talk. But no, these days if you don't like what someone has to say you have to silence them. THAT offends me. I see totalitarianism rising in the minds of people and it concerns me.
If you never done it, then it doesn't apply to you. Simple as that.
No where did I associate YOU with them.
Mr. Z is white as the driven snow. Did he comment on here saying "don't associate me with them"? NO because he knows it doesn't apply to him
The person who inspired this post was a white woman on facebook who is my age
And yes, I can see why you find concern in these things. A lot of things are going on. I'm hoping things get better eventually, and I think they will. Each society goes through ups and downs over and over. We're in the down times now working to go up to a better place
Did you just imply that you eat booty?
I tend to think that there are equal numbers of people getting butthurt today as in the golden years, it is just they feel entitled to let everyone know about it these days.
Freedom of speech
I have always found freedom of speech an interesting term, especially in todays environment when we are always being told "You can't say that".
You have the freedom to say horrible things to people
But they'll still be consequences for it
Like being told you can't say that
People do get way too butthurt these days imo. Its just a law of nature. Strong people create good times, good times create weak people, weak people create bad times, bad times create strong people.
Is this post defending “butthurt”? :)
I think those snowflakes are abundant in every single decade.
Why do you assume that everyone is racist? People do get butthurt, the problem is that they get butthurt over ridiculous things, I don't think people should walk on eggshells and suppress themselves because someone somewhere takes offense in someone else's name. And that doesn't mean that you are a racist, sexist, homophobic or whatever other term there is to describe a bad person just because you don't conform to the latest progressive outlook.
You’re the one assuming that, not me. I just said that these old people and their followers think this generation is easily offended when they’re the ones who were foolish enough to be offended by who drinks from a public fountain.
You’re really reaching here
Well, I'm assuming that because of "Excuse you. You got offended and went into outrage when another race drank at the same fountain as you"
Am I wrong?
What’s that got to do with “everyone is racist”?
You’re the one assuming
But Fuzala, saying that people went crazy over another race drinking from their water fountain (I assume you're talking about treatment of blacks decades ago) assumes that the people here are racist, why otherwise would you say that?
No I didn’t assume that. You’re the only one here doing that
It refers to the people in that generation who truly were offended acting as if my generation is the butthurt one
No where did I say whatever you’re trying to say
Read the other comments because it doesn’t seem like you get what is said
It’s the hyproisy of calling my generation snowflakes when they’re the ones who got offended over drinking fountains
And AGAIN it’s not calling everyone racist. The main point was toward generational differences
And those fountain people were racists. NOT EVERYONE
I think you and I are the same generation, the term snowflakes as far as I'm concerned is reserved for the overly delicate people regardless of age who take things way too far for very little provocation.
I know I'm an old fart, , among the group you have assumed is racist, at least over water fountains. I never was by the way - in fact I've avoided water fountains like the plague ever since I saw some kid cough onto a fountain as he leaned over for a drink and got ick all over it.
I won't say the fountain thing wasn't real - it was. Just saying - it ain't me.
Calling out the Trump administration as racist for wanting to ask whether the person is a citizen or not - to me deserves the title snowflakey. [Just an example]
Religion is not always a choice, in a liberated free thinking world sure, but what about the strict religious communities? You would get ostracized from your loved ones and neighbors instantly for doing a thing like that.
This post isn’t a religious one
I’ve already cleared up my beliefs so many times yet you want to bring it up
Talk about irrelevant